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Re: I Am Very Hurt...
In Response To: Re: I Am Very Hurt... ()
Hi, Glenda. I saw your message when you first posted it, and said to myself 'mind your business'. Then, I couldn't find the message when I realized that it is my business to do what I can for the health of this resource I have found here. I just discovered your message again by accident as I was replying to another post on this forum [which is not one I frequent].
In my short time at AfriGeneas, I have had my feelings hurt. I have received admonishments that I thought to be unfair. I have felt unjustly singled out for criticism. I have come across individuals here who have their own agendas, and seem to go on the attack you if you don't share their personal views.
I felt all of this and much more, and I have only been frequenting these boards for a few months. There were many times I had to step back, take a deep breath, and remind myself of why I am here. THAT keeps me coming back, along with the realization that the people here are good and caring people, just with a different point of view than mine, and a different way of expressing that point of view.
I believe AfriGeneas should not be defined by the acts or words of myself or any other individual. The resources and assistance the volunteers offer us here are, in my opinion, immeasurable. I hope I am not speaking out of turn, but I felt really bad when I read your post. I realized how hurt you must have been to write those words. Please don't forgo the wealth of resources this forum offers in pursuing your research.
When I want to vent, I just go to the Discuss Forum. It worked in the past, and it has become a favorite venue for me now. Not many places actually offer you the opportunity to let your mind relax and get away from onus research. AfriGeneas does. So, please stick around.